Activity Support – DeVitre House Day Centre

Do you enjoy sharing activities with others?

We are looking for Activity Assistants to help encourage and assist our residents.

Do you have a few hours to spare each week?

Older people services operates using quality services which are provided in a safe way for all residents.

Our core purpose is to provide high quality competitive, and person centred residential and day time support for the people of Lancashire.

Support from a Volunteer can help make a difference in someone’s life, even if it’s just a smile.

You must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks; this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Main activity sessions run 11 – 12 am and 2 – 3 pm Mon to Friday; though there can be a little bit of flexibility around those times.

 

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Tasks:

What we require from our Activity Assistants

As an Activity Assistant volunteer you will act as a friend to residents and assist them to partake in small group activities.

If you are able to share your hobby/ interest this could create a new group for a small number of older people.

Activities may include:-

  • Chatting
  • Reminisce activities for residents with dementia
  • Baking with a small group
  • Playing board games, cards, dominoes
  • Bingo
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sharing your hobbies/interests
  • Log  volunteering hours on to their computer record

Required Qualities:

Activity Assistant volunteers need to:

  • Be good communicators
  • Be committed
  • Patience
  • Adhere to confidentiality guidelines
  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Knowledge of dementia

Training:

Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led.

Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required.

Required Age:

18 years +

Schedule:

monm, mona, tuem, tuea, wedm, weda, thum, thua, frim, fria
Days
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
M
T
W
T
F
S
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DeVitre House Day Centre (Lancaster)
Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 5AL

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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